Teaching Tolerance

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to helping teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. We publish a magazine, Teaching Tolerance, produce documentary films and develop curriculum materials — all free to K-12 educators — that help students learn respect for differences and bolster teacher practice. Our teaching materials have won two Oscars, an Emmy and dozens of honors from the Association of Educational Publishers.

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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Working individually, in pairs and in groups, students will: • Examine eight different perspectives commonly used by the media to describe what...
Teaching Tolerance
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2016
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  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This activity will help students: •Explain how music evokes feelings and emotion. •Understand relationships between music and culture. •Analyze song...
  • World History
  • MS, HS
In this activity, students will: Explore the role of being a bystander and its moral implications • Understand the plight of the Jews in the...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students will: •Students will learn ways in which the city of Birmingham still works for equity and justice. •Students will explore...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students will: •Explore how the concept of nonviolence affected and united social change movements in the 20th century. •Understand...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students learn about gender equity, inequities, preferential treatment, and Title IX (a 1972 federal law requiring federally funded...
Teaching Tolerance
Updated: 
2016
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  • Professional Development
  • MS, HS
Teaching about religious extremism can be challenging, but not teaching about it may sow seeds of intolerance. This toolkit for " Extreme Prejudice...
Civil Discourse in the Classroom—based on lessons tested in diverse classrooms across the United States and proven effective with a wide range of...
  • Health
  • MS, HS
Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those...
When we talk about the power of language, we often focus on how words can injure. In this inquiry, students look at the other side of that equation...